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Madera Community College is growing and we are developing a music program! 

Currently, we offer general education courses in music including Music Appreciation, Music Appreciation Honors, and Jazz History and Appreciation.

As we grow, we will add music theory, ear training, applied music lessons, and vocal ensembles – these are the same classes a music major would take during their first two years at a 4-year college but at a lower cost and with more personalized attention!  You will be able to major in music or earn a certificate.

Music Faculty

Dr. Harmony Murphy – Vocal Music

Harmony Murphy is a conductor, singer, and clarinetist. She is currently in the Vocal Music Faculty at Madera Community College in Madera, California.  There she runs and develops the growing music program. Prior to her time there, she was Director of Vocal Studies at Buena Vista College, Vocal Music Faculty at Reedley College, Director of Choral Activities at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana and Head of the Voice Area at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia where she also directed the choirs and taught Voice Majors. 

Murphy holds a Doctorate of Arts in Music in Choral Conducting and Voice Performance from Ball State University.  Murphy also holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Notre Dame de Namur University, Master in Choral Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.



If you would like to participate in the music program or get information about becoming a music major, we would be happy to talk to you. 

Dr. Harmony Murphy 
Vocal Music

Email:  harmony.murphy@maderacollege.edu
Phone: (559) 675-1467

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